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2387567 - PerPerson ODATA API doesn't fetch the records from all the employees


You are trying to query data of employee data from PerPerson Odata API entity.

However, it doesn't return data of all the employees existing in the successfactors system


Successfactors API

Reproducing the Issue

Execute the below query 


You notice that all the records present in sucessfactors system is not returned.

For example, you obtain one or two records as shown below:

"results" : [
"__metadata" :

{ "uri" : "'1234')", "type" : "SFOData.PerPerson" }

, "personIdExternal" : "1234"
}, {
"__metadata" :

{ "uri" : "'2345')", "type" : "SFOData.PerPerson" }

, "personIdExternal" : "2345"
}, {
"__metadata" :



This is a permissions issue.

The API user (User who triggers the API call) has limited access to the data.


Provide the below permissions to the API user.

Admin Center -> Select the Permission Role -> Click on Permissions Tab.
Scroll down to "Employee Central API" as shown in the screenshot and enable the highlighted permission.


See Also

Employee Central OData API Reference Guide




PerPerson Odata API issue Employee Central HRIS OData API  , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-API , SF API & Adhoc API Framework , LOD-SF-INT , SF Integrations - EC Payroll, Boomi/ HCI, API , Problem


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